Catherine & Nadia medal at Nationals day 2

Day 2 of the National seniors got off to a start for the club with Edel and Lauren in the women’s 5k. Conditions were very unseasonal for good times but Lauren ran a personal best and unfortunately Edel had an injury which forced her to drop out. In the men’s 5k Pierre was also forced out with a painful achilles. Hard luck to both.

Catherine headed into the final of the 400m not having much expectations beyond 4th or 5th but she proved yet again that she can’t be written off with a gallant 3rd place finish.

Nadia has been concentrating on 800m all year but turned her attention to the 1500 national and finished a fine 2nd. Sean didn’t have the best of days in the men’s 1500m final but will benefit from the experience of running with the big boys! Craig was certainly up against the big boys in the long jump with most of the competitors towering over him! He finished 10th overall, not bad against experienced senior athletes. Well done everyone.

Catherine competes tomorrow in the 200m, heats at 11 and final at 14.10. Will be live-streamed on athletics Ireland YouTube. Best of luck Catherine.